Edit By Lauren

Fourth of July Sale Round-up

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Happy Fourth! Here are some not-to-miss sales to shop while you are relaxing this weekend!

Yumi Kim, one of my current favorite designers and the maker of this fab floral romper, is offering an additional 30% off all sale merchandise with code FIREWORK.

Anthropologie is offering an additional 20% off all sale merchandise! New sale items have just been added, like this colorful swing tank, which is now half-price!

My favorite crossbody/clutch is marked down on Gigi New York's Happy 4th sale. Not only are a lot of gorgeous bags on sale, but you'll receive free shipping and a gift with purchase, too!

Nordstrom has TONS of amazing summer items {clothes, shoes and accessories} marked down up to 40% off. This Free People dress is one of them!

Old Navy is offering 35% off their entire site, including two of my favorite go-to shorts this season! These cut-off's are perfect and these soft floral shorts couldn't be comfier! 

Happy Fourth!

P.S. I was featured on About.com as an 'Atlanta Insider' this week. If you are interested in reading my favorite places to visit, eat and shop around Atlanta, click here to check out the interview!



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Clothing, Outfit Inspiration, Spring/Summer Style, SummerJackieComment

outfit details :: dvf dress {now 40% off}|| May Y Sol Straw tote || Target wedges {similar} || stella & dot earrings || stella & dot bracelets || stella & dot necklace || gucci sunglasses {similar} || photography by kate davis photo

We are all familiar with the little black dress as a wardrobe staple, but white dresses are popping up every where as the "it" piece this summer.  This Diane Von Furstenberg shirt dress is a new favorite of mine and at 40% off, it's the perfect little white dress that will be a classic for many years to come.

Shop some other favorites here.

Happy Shopping! 


#SBScon recap

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I spent this weekend in the most charming city, Charleston, South Carolina, for the Southern Blog Society blogger conference. Here's a recap of what I wore...

A lace top and my new favorite cutoff for the road trip to Charleston. We stopped in Crawfordville, GA, where the movie "Sweet Home Alambama" was filmed for some BBQ and a quick photo op! 

I am loving my new Karen Walker sunnies that I am "borrowing" from a new eyewear rental company called DITTO. The concept is pure genius...for just $19/month you can receive endless designer sunglasses on rotation! {And endless perscription eyeglasses for $29/month.} Use code EDITBYLAUREN for a free month!

Outfit details :: similar top | topshop shorts, {I sized up in these!}| karen walker sunglasses c/o DITTO | c/o sole society hat | similar earrings

This neon pink dress made me feel like Malibu Barbie for Friday night's cocktail party, hosted by Swoozies! We stayed at the Belmond Charleston Place, a gorgeous hotel in the center of the city and in walking distance to pretty much everything. The staff's genuine southern hospitality was impressive and the all white bathrooms are to die for! If you are planning a trip to Charleston in the near future, I highly recommend staying here.

outfit details :: lilly pulitzer dress | sam edelman sandals | c/o kendra scott bracelet | c/o kendra scott earrings | c/o kendra scott ring | chloe bag

My blogging-buddy Jennifer Duvall of Jenny Sue Makeup was a dream roommate for the weekend! Not only is Jennifer one of my most favorite people, she's a makeup artist and beauty blogger extraordinare! She did my makeup, complete with Esquido mink false lashes, each morning and evening...and now I need her to become my neighbor! If you don't already follow Jenny Sue Makeup, head over to her blog and Instagram immediately. {Jennifer's gorgeous yellow dress is c/o The Stylist LA.}

This pop-color off-the-shoulder dress was my favorite look of the weekend. I am smitten with this dress and cannot beleive it's under $100! {I typically wear a size 4 in Topshop and sized up to a size 6 in this dress...it runs small and doesn't offer much stretch, but sure is cute on!}

outfit details :: topshop dress | dolce vita shoes | c/o kendra scott earrings | c/o kendra scott cuff | c/o gigi new york handbag | karen walker sunglasses c/o DITTO

After wearing brights all day, I opted for a neutral palete for Saturday night's dinner and drinks.

outfit details :: joie dress | similar shoes | c/o kendra scott necklace | c/o kendra scott ring | c/o kendra scott cuff | chloe bag

This tassel-sleeved off-the-shoulder top is just too perfect! I wore it paired with scalloped white eyelet shorts for Sunday brunch. {Receive a 15% discount on this top and/or any other purchsae from Jess Lea Boutique with code LAUREN15.}

outfit details :: c/o jess lea boutique blouse | c/o lilly pulitzer shorts | c/o gigi new york bag | karen walker sunglasses c/o DITTO | similar sandals

This cute, comfy tasseled romper was the perfect piece to wear for some exploring around the city Sunday afternoon. A fab clothing/accessory rental boutique called The Stylist LA sent me this romper for my trip. Their selection of dresses and rompers is to-die-for, and they make it so affordable and easy to borrow cute clothes for any occassion!

outfit details :: romper c/o the stylist LA | similar crossbody bag | similar hat | rayban sunglasses | similar sandals | c/o kendra scott bracelet

Last but not least, Jennifer's hubbie is a talented video producer and owner of JaWaVi Films. He created this fun mini-movie of our first few hours in Charleston. We had high-hopes of taking and making more videos during the trip, but stayed so busy, it sadly never happened! Stay tuned for some style and beauty videos coming to the blog in the near future.

Stylishly yours,

free spirit

Outfit Inspiration, Spring/Summer StyleLaurenComment

Summer calls for flowy dresses. While I love the look and practicality of long maxi dresses, they can often feel hot and restrictive in the summer heat.

This Free People midi-dress offers the best of both worlds...it's flowy and dramatic, yet also light and breezy. It's a dress that can be worn with flat sandals for day travel, to a picnic at the park as well as dressed up with heels or wedges for a festive summer evening. The color flatters every skintone and the best news?! It's just been marked down by 40%, making it under $100!

Speaking of sales, there are a TON of fab items that have recently been marked down at Nordstrom. Here are a few of my picks ::

I'm headed to Charleston today for the Southern Blog Society Conference. Follow along with my adventures with some of my other favorite bloggers on Instagram @laurenlefevre

Happy Weekend!

P.S. If you missed Tuesday's post about PurseN, my can't-live-without collection of handbag organizers and travel bags, be sure to check out my must-have's and shop the line with our exclusive 20% off discount. The discount ends at the end of the day tomorrow, Saturday, June 27th. {These bags do not go on sale, so this discount is something you want to take advantage of!}

 

 




summer sweats

Outfit Inspiration, Mom StyleSherriComment

If you've been reading the blog for any amount of time, you know that I LOVE AND ADORE me some sweatpants.  And since actual sweatpants would probably make me have a heat stroke in these summer temps, I went and found some loose, light, and super chic olive drawstring pants that I intend to wear into the ground.  FOR REAL. 

Because that is what stylish people do.

(No.)

Sun & Shadow Top // Jolt Pants // DressUp Necklace // Dolce Vita Wedges {no longer available, similar here} // David Yurman Ring // Marguerite's Clutch // RayBan Sunglasses

photos by JNelly Photography

I styled these fabulous olive pants with some equally fabulous neutrals: gray, nude, and gold.  This is my date night look, although let's be honest: these babies can be worn for running errands, picking up your kids from camp, or just sitting around binge watching the Housewives on Netflix.  

(Be for real, you know you do.)

Until next time,


purseN

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If you are anything like me, an on-the-go mom and/or workin’ gal, staying organized on a daily basis is a constant struggle. When I’ve had a chaotic week, my purse is the first thing to show it!

When I was introduced to an Atlanta-based company named PurseN a few months ago, I couldn’t believe the genius behind their luxurious, stylish handbag and travel organizers. These are the first bag organizers I’ve seen that are as innovative and useful as they are fashion-forward. I’m not the only one who is crazy impressed with these accessories! PurseN has recently been featured on Good Morning America, GOOP and in the Oprah Magazine, and celebs like Kim Kardashian, Rita Wilson and Chelsea Handler are all big fans.

Here are my favorite, go-to PurseN organizers, all of which have truly changed both my daily routine and travel process… and have saved me so much time and stress! {Be sure to read to the end of the post for a limited-time 25% discount on ALL PurseN products, exclusive to Edit by Lauren readers! You can also access all my "top picks" on their website here.}

Gone are the days of searching for my lip-gloss, keys or sunglasses in the great abyss of my purse! The PurseN Handbag Organizer features 10 compartments to keep you organized at all times. I have truly been amazed by how everything I need fits neatly into this organizer. I love that it has built-in handles that make it easy to lift out of a handbag when switching bags. {My Handbag Organizer has worked well in all my bags from totes to satchels.}

I utilize the Classic Makeup Case to hold my lip-glosses and daily cosmetics, and it fits perfectly in the center compartment of the Handbag Organizer. And since I am always carrying multiple pairs of sunglasses, I love the Duo Eyeglass Case since it keeps two pairs of glasses sunglasses or eyeglasses} protected in one place with a top pocket flap perfect for easy access. The Duo Eyeglass Case also fits easily into one of the side pockets of the Handbag Organizer Insert.

The PurseN Amour Travel Case has changed the way I pack and travel. This chic case includes 13 individual compartments to keep your toiletries and travel essentials organized. The 2 large inside zippered compartments contain an elastic band to secure bottles, 5 removable pouches and unique removable cases for a toothbrush and razor. I love the removable pouches and keep my makeup organized in them at home and store them in my bathroom drawer when I’m not traveling. {The pouches are also easy to carry with you in your purse for long days on-the-go when a make-up touch-up is necessary.}

Jewelry always seems to be one of the most difficult things to pack up and organize for travel. The PurseN Tiara Vacationer Jewelry Case is absolutely wonderful. It has 10 built-in pockets, 6 removable pouches and a padded ring strap to organize small to large sized jewelry.

I use my Jewelry Case for overnights, long trips and photo-shoots. It holds SO much, and keeps everything un-tangled and in its own place. It’s even pretty-enough to keep your jewelry organized at home, sitting on your vanity counter.

And since I am a bracelet-loving girl, the Bangle Bar is a perfect addition to my new jewelry organizing routine. It keeps my bracelets, bangles and watches in one place and secure while traveling.

All of PurseN’s prints are so fab, it’s honestly difficult to select a favorite. If I had to narrow them down, my absolute three favorites are the Metallic Turquoise {pictured}, the Paradise Floral {pictured} and the Navy Tuxedo {click here to view}. All my top products picks and prints can be found in one place here.

I am thrilled to announce that PurseN is offering Edit by Lauren fans and followers a limited time, exclusive discount of 25% off the entire website, including the BRAND NEW Spring/Summer collection prints which have never been on sale before! 

The 25% off is available for TWO DAYS ONLY {Tuesday, June 23rd and Wednesday, June 24th} and then the discount will be 20% for the remaining 3 days, through Saturday, June 27th. Simply shop online and enter the discount code LAUREN at checkout. PurseN products do not go on sale, so this is the time to shop and organize your life! PurseN travel accessories also make an amazing gift for women of any age! 

Happy Shopping and Organizing!

All photography by Heidi Geldhauser. White purse c/o Gigi New York. Sunglasses c/o Capecodders, receive 20% off with code LL20.


orange is the new black

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Photos by Kate Davis Photography

outfit details :: dress // clutch // shoes (similar) // necklace // link bracelet // jewel bracelet // earrings

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When I saw this dress at Nordstrom, it reminded me of Diane Von Furstenberg .  Her iconic wrap dresses are definitely an investment and not always easy on the wallet.  This Charles Henry jersey wrap dress is a great copy cat that will get you the look of the designer without breaking the bank.

I took this dress with me on our vacation to Napa this month and it is the perfect travel companion.  I literally pulled it out of my suitcase and threw it on for a dinner with friends.  It's a comfortable and easy piece to wear for whatever the occasion.

Find your favorite print here.

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Happy Shopping!

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plumeria

Clothing, Outfit Inspiration, Sale Alert, SummerJackieComment

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outfit details :: skirt (on sale) // shirt (like this one too) // clutch // shoes (similar) // necklace // earrings // link bracelet // jewel bracelet

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I love a sale and when J crew runs 40% off their sale items, it's hard not to go crazy.

This J Crew plumeria skirt is currently on sale for such a great price.  Its versatility is endless and there are so many ways to wear the bright neon floral for the summer.  A skirt is such a key piece in your wardrobe.  If you are not a fan of shorts, then skirts should be your "go-to" for just about any occasion.

Don't be afraid to dress it down with a basic white tee and flats for errands or a casual lunch date.  The length and faux wrap style also keep it appropriate for the office.  Just wear a nude colored heel and a simple blouse and let the skirt be the statement.

If you haven't checked out the sale at J Crew, hurry and shop soon.  Sizes are limited and styles sell out quick!  Use code GOSHOPPING at checkout.

Happy Weekend and Happy Shopping!

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lately

Outfit Inspiration, SummerLaurenComment

Here's a recap of a few of the outfits I have been wearing over on my personal Instagram page the past few weeks, that haven't made it over to the blog... Screen Shot 2015-06-17 at 10.05.10 PM

 

Sporting my go-to mom-style and a great summer plaid for a post-swim-lesson bakery stop and dandelion picking!

shirt // shorts // sandals // bag // sunglasses // lily's flip-flops // lily's swim cover up // jack's flip-flops

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These amazing lace-up wedges have been back-ordered for months and, after pre-ordering them seemingly forever ago, they have finally arrived!

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I can't believe I have waited this long to add a chambray romper to my wardrobe! I could wear it everyday! Also, if you follow me on Instagram, you'll notice how often I am carrying my new white Gigi New York bag. It's on a limited-time 25% off sale, along with all white Gigi New York bags!

romper, a very similar style here // bag // bracelet // sandals

 

Short hair might just turn me into a hat-wearer! This panama hat is my new go-to fav for sitting poolside and running errands.

hat // sunglasses

 

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A laid-back Saturday look. These flat gladiator sandals are super affordable at just $20 and so comfy! And this tank is a great-fitting wardrobe staple...and it's currently $12!

tank // sandals // similar necklace // shorts no longer available // lip gloss

 

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I live in cut-offs during the summer, and this pair is less than $20!

similar top // shorts // sandals // sunglasses // bracelet // earrings

 

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This is my favorite suit this summer. It's truly one of the cutest and most-comfortable one-pieces ever!

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Gotta love an Anthropologie dressing room selfie! These high-waisted soft shorts feel like pjs and are currently $17!

shorts // top, last season and no longer available // sandals // watermelon blouse in background // multi-color tank in background, now on sale!

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Last but not least, I re-posted this LBD on my Instagram account this past weekend, after it made an apperenace here on the blog a month or so ago. This dress is just so perfect for summer! Comfortable, flattering and transitions effortlessly from day-to-night. I cannot more highly recommend it if you are on the market for all an-around fab summer dress!

dress // earrings // clutch // bracelet // sunglasses

Stylishly yours,

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show your stripes

Casual Outfit Inpiration, Spring/Summer StyleLaurenComment

c/o romper, now on sale! {I am wearing an XS.} // heels, another similar option here // sunglasses // similar earrings // bracelet // c/o handbag, 25% off for a limited time! // lipstick, "girl about town" // photography by heidi geldhauser // hair by velvet salon

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Clearly I cannot get enough rompers this summer! Here's another new favorite, by KAS New York. This striped number is a classic piece that is incredibly flattering and easy to wear. And it is now on a crazy-good sale! {Here is the same romper in a different print.}

Speaking of things I am wearing on constant rotation, my white Gigi New York satchel {pictured here} is my summer handbag go-to. It's 25% off for a limited time, and worth every penny! I wear it over my shoulder, as a cross body and as a satchel according to what I am wearing and what I'm doing.

Stylishly yours,

 

into the blue

Casual Outfit Inpiration, Spring/Summer Style, Mom StyleJackieComment

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Outfit Details :: knit tee // jeans // jean jacket // shoes (limited sizes, but love this pair too)// crossbody (splurge or steal) // bracelet // necklace // earrings // sunglasses (similar)

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Summer is a frustrating season to feel stylish and pulled together especially with the temperatures being all over the map.  We all want the comfort and ease of a basic tee, but sometimes need a little more flair in our outfit.  This Anthropologie knit tank is such a great piece to add to your summer wardrobe.  The color combination of the floral is not only versatile but the perfect statement piece to wear with so many of your basic bottoms.

Pop in a contrast color with anything from red to yellow to even a bold green.  Think of blue as a basic and pair it with your favorite brightly colored accessory.

Prints are personal, so if this top isn't your favorite, shop some of my other favorites below.

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Happy Shopping!

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romp-around

Casual Outfit Inpiration, Spring/Summer StyleLauren1 Comment

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Rompers aren't just for casual day-wear this summer. Dressy rompers make a fun, unexpected look for evening events and cocktail parties.

This DVF romper is too die for and fits like a dream. And it just went on sale for 40% off!! {If you are interested in it, I recommend ordering it ASAP since it will sell out quickly!}

If you need an all-around great pair of nude summer heels to pair with just about anything, this pair is comfortable, super-versital and perfect for wearing with a romper! {Sidenote :: A nude heeled sandal looks effortlessly stylish paired with an all black dress or romper, too.}

Here are a few other fabulous dressy rompers to shop ::

 

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Stylishly yours,

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a minidress & cutoffs

Casual Outfit Inpiration, Spring/Summer StyleLaurenComment

061 064 065 069 072 073 dress // shorts, under $18!// earrings // ring // sunglasses, currently 25% off! // lipstick, "girl about town" // photography by heidi geldhauser // hair by velvet salon

 

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Traditionally tunics and mini-dresses are styled over leggings or skinny jeans. This season, change it up and throw a short dress or tunic over a pair of shorts. Blue or white denim and/or cutoffs are preferable, since they help create an unexpected playful and laid-back look.

How gorgeous are the colors in this Free People cold-shoulder mini-dress I'm wearing here? This mini dress works as a dress if you are petite. {I am 5'7 and it runs a tad too short on me to wear alone.} It also would look great paired with skinny white jeans, and of course, is just perfect with shorts worn underneath.

Here are a few of my favorite mini-dresses out this season ::

 

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And here are some great cut-off shorts options. {The ones I am wearing here are a total steal from Old Navy!}

 

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Happy Friday!

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P.S. Anthropologie is having a DRESS SALE this weekend, offering 25% off ALL dresses with code "DRESSDAYS." It's the perfect time to stock up on casual and/or special occassion dresses. Click here to shop the sale.

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gigi new york sale

Spring/Summer Style, AccessoriesLaurenComment

Like I mentioned briefly on Monday's post, one of my very favorite handbag companies, Gigi New York, is having an exclusive "Friends of Friends" sale going on now through Sunday, June 14th. Receive 15% off your entire purchase with code FRIENDS15. {This is not a sale advertised through their site, and is something the company a Gigi New York has invited me to share with you!} Gigi New York makes some of the finest leather goods I have seen, and I love the style and functionality of their pieces. Here are a few of my personal Gigi New York favorites ::

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iphone case // dress, now 40% off // necklace // bracelet // bracelet // sunglasses

The iPhone 6 Wallet Case is like two products in one. I love that this case keeps my phone, credit cards and cash all in one place, allowing me to eparate the phone, when needed, from the wallet. It protects my phone while keeping all my daily essentials in one place!

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satchel // skirt // top // necklace

The Hayden Satchel is my newest bag and the white embossed python is perfect for summer! Besides its good looks, I love how sturdy this bag is, and it's detachable crossbody strap. It's one of my favorite handbags ever.

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tote // similar dress // similar shoes // bracelet, currently 50% off!

The Tori Tote has been a go-to tote for the past two summers. It is incredible durable, and has seen me through many trips, flights, playdates and shopping trips. I love that this tote can dress up or down and can be worn just about anywhere.

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clutch // dress // earrings // sunglasses // similar bangles

Last but not least, I am in love with my Carly Convertable Clutch. This slim, yet roomy convertible clutch can be worn in 3 ways: a clutch, a cross-body bag, and a shoulder bag. It travels anywhere!

Happy sale shopping!

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blue streak

Casual Outfit Inpiration, Spring/Summer Style, Mom StyleJackieComment

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Photos by // Kate Davis Photo

outfit details :: dress // bag // sandals // bracelet (no longer avail, but love this one) // necklace // earrings

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My dress streak continues for summer and Anthropologie is one of my favorite stores for finding casual daytime dresses.  This fit and flare shirt dress is cool and comfortable with a belt that ties perfectly at your waistline.  Add a straw tote and flat sandals and you are good to go for whatever the occasion.

The french blue color is an eye catching hue that pairs well with whatever color suits your mood.  It's okay to dress this one up too with wedges and a fun clutch.

Shop some of my other favorite shirt dresses here.

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Happy Shopping!

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cold-shoulder

Casual Outfit Inpiration, Spring/Summer StyleLaurenComment

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Showing your shoulders has never been so stylish. Dresses and blouses with shoulder cut-outs are trending this summer, creating a sassy trend that is easy to wear and appropriate for all ages. {And if you don't love showing off your arms, this is a perfect warm-weather look for you!}

My cold-shoulder sundress has a cute pom-pom lining and is under $50! It also comes in navy, and will look cute worn with boots and booties into Fall.

There are so many cute open-shoulder pieces out this season. Here are a few of my favorites ::

 

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Happy Monday!

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P.S. One of my very favorite handbag and leather accessory companies, Gigi New York, is hosting a "private" Friends of Friends sale THIS WEEK, kicking off today! This is not a sale advertised through their site, but they asked me to share it with you! Click here to receive 15% off any purchase with code "FRIENDS15." My favorite items? The Uber Clutch, the Carly Convertable Clutch, the Hayden Satchel and the iPhone 6 Wallet Case.

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watercolor

Casual Outfit Inpiration, Spring/Summer StyleLauren1 Comment

001 002 003 004 005 006 dress - c/o anthropologie {I ordered a petite for a slightly shorter cut} // sandals - c/o anthropologie // clutch - c/o anthropologie // bracelet - kendra scott //  earrings - kendra scott // sunglasses - elizabeth and james // photography by heidi geldhauser

Summer is all about dresses and this one is as pretty as it is effortless. Paired with golden gladiator sandals, this serene look can take you just about anywhere.

Have you entered the Anthropologie #summerinasnap Instagram contest? Snap a pic to show how you are “summering” in your Anthro apparel and/or home items and post to Instagram tagged with #SummerInASnap and #AnthroContest by the end of July. Anthropologie will be selecting 5 entrants at random throughout the campaign and awarding them each with a $500 gift card and an appointment with an Anthropologie Personal Stylist! 

Happy Friday!

Stylishly yours,

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sherri's summer essentials

Spring/Summer StyleSherriComment

My summer essentials :: A mojito, some sweatpants, and something to binge watch on Netflix. The end.

JUST KIDDING, readers! I actually do leave my house, and (occasionally) get dressed during the summer.  Maybe.  At least when it's not a thousand-ty degrees outside.

And when I DO, here are a few of my must-haves.

1.  A Cold-Shoulder Top

Because you wanna be sassy, while keeping your shoulders cool.  You do not actually have to give someone the cold shoulder while wearing this top.

(Unless it is your husband, who has commented for the hundredth time about how The Bachelorette isn't actually based in REALITY.)

(Rude.)

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2.  A Pair of Birkenstocks

Because who doesn't love a good throwback to the early 90's?  Plus, these are crazy comfortable, y'all.  And if you were smart, maybe you kept the pair that you wore every day for all of 9th grade.

Except that you didn't.

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3.  A Fun Summer Tote

Because even though your bag is generally full of junk/snacks/purse gum/baby toys/etc....ain't nobody need to know that.  With one of these bags, all they will see is amazingness.

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Because who wants to style their hair in the summer? Nobody.  That's who.

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5.  Some serious sun protection

Hopefully this needs no explanation.  Make sure you girls are lathering up that pretty skin, m-kay?

(The La Roche Posay is my absolute favorite!)

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There you have it!  My summer essentials.

(Plus the final season of Mad Men.  I'm just saying.)

Until next time,

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Travel, Casual Outfit Inpiration, Spring/Summer Style, Mom StyleLauren1 Comment

I just got back home from a fun week-long family vacation to Hilton Head Island, a place I grew up during my early childhood and now one of our favorite places to visit each year as a family. Since many of you are planning and packing for your own beach trips, I thought it would be fun to recap some of the looks I wore on the trip. {I've posted all these looks over on my Instagram @laurenlefevre, too!} Screen Shot 2015-06-01 at 10.20.38 PM

My favorite new bathing suit of the season is hands-down this custom-designed high-waisted bikini from Kini Swimwear. Kini is seriously one of the coolest swim companies around. You get to design your own suit, selecting the style {bikini, tankini or one-piece} and then customizing pretty much every other aspect from the fabric to the cut to all the details! I couldn't be happier with how my design turned out and how the suit fits, and can't wait to design another soon.

outfit details :: bikini c/o //  sandals // sunscreen // beach towel // sunglasses // earrings

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This dress was sent to me last week by an adorable online shop called Jess Lea Boutique and it could not be cuter or more comfy! I literally wore this to dinner the same evening it arrived at our beach house...a perfect "dinner with the kids in toe" outfit, that will also look cute paired with boots in the Fall!

outfit details :: dress c/o {I am wearing a size Small} // sandals c/o // bag, also available in black here // necklace c/o // similar earrings // sunglasses

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This swimsuit was my favorite from last season, and I am happy to report that it is back in stock in white, along with a few other colors, this season! {See below links to shop from multiple stores that have it in stock in different sizes.} This suit is super flattering on everyone I have seen it on, and is comfortable and supportive enough for chasing kids around.

And can we talk about this gorgeous kimono?! It can be dressed down as a beach cover-up and then dressed up for the fanciest affair. I am obsessed, and cannot wait to style it multiple ways.

outfit details :: kimono c/o // swimsuit, shop it from everything but water, amazon, zappos, or lord & taylor // sunglasses

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Denim and lace for a family walk on the beach one evening.

outfit details :: top // shorts // sandals c/o // similar earrings // headband // bracelet // sunglasses

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This one-peice is runner-up for my other favorite new suit of this season. If you are looking for a one-piece, this one fits amazing! {It's also available in another color/pattern that is currently 40% off.}

When I look at this picture, I find it hard to believe how quickly my twin babies are growing up! {They are currently four and a half.}

outfit details :: swimsuit // sunglasses

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An incredible sunglasses company called Cape Codders sent my hubby and I "matching" pairs of aviator shades for the trip. We are both huge fans! These glasses are incredibly light-weight, 100% polorized, come with a lifetime guarantee and are stylishly unique with wooden sides. I also love that this company gives back. We both cannot recommend them more highly. Mike and I are both wearing the Vineyard Avaitors. Mine are the "green flash" lenses and his are the "grey" lenses. {Use code "LL20" for 20% off your order!}

outfit details :: sunglasses c/o // earrings c/o

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And a comfy shorts outfit for family bike and trolley rides around the island on our last day. These pull-on shorts have quickly become one of my go-to summer staples, and they are currently just $24.50, and available in multiple colors!

outfit details :: shorts // similar tee // sandals // sunglasses c/o // necklace // bracelet c/o // headband

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Stylishly yours,

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Casual Outfit Inpiration, Spring/Summer StyleJackieComment

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Outfit details :: skirt // top // clutch // necklace // disc necklace // bracelet // earrings // shoes (these are also cute)

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Based on my past few posts, it is no surprise that I'm a huge fan of skirts.  They are so easy to wear in the summer and such a welcome break from shorts.  A faux wrap style is a great update to an a-line or pencil skirt.  It's a hybrid to the old school wrap skirt from back in the day, but without all the bulk.

Like most skirt styles, the faux wrap is a versatile addition to your wardrobe and can be worn multiple ways.  This stripe J Crew crossover piece is the perfect blank canvas to wear with just about any color you can think of.  I kept it neutral with a light weight mint sweater and wedges for a dressier church outfit.

Find more faux wrap skirt options below.

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